I always love seeing behind the scenes on blogs, it adds an element of realism to the site and often makes me feel more connected to the bloggers! It’s so fun seeing how certain shots were set up and different looks were created so today I thought it would be cool to show you some behind the scenes photos that Clare from Lily Fee Floral Designs took on our festival wedding shoot we recently did! You can also see the full shoot here!Details
Last week me, Em and Emily from Mermaid Gossip all bundled into the car (dressed head to toe in our warmest Christmas clothes!) for an afternoon of adventure in Bath with Megan from Briar Rose and what an afternoon it was! We were greeted at Megan’s flat by the most beautiful spread of afternoon tea…Details
Last weekend we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving a little early and invite over a couple of our best blogger babes (Emily and Megan) for an evening of fun! Me and Emily spent the entire of Friday and Saturday morning styling up the table (you can see how here!) and getting things ready for our special Thanksgiving dinner. I must admit that stuffing a turkey for the first time wasn’t my finest hour but the celebrations that followed truly was the perfect way to spend an early Thanksgiving! We exchanged and opened our Secret Santa presents, had a few drinks and of course indulged in some delicious hearty food! The roast dinner was then followed by some homemade apple pie and ice-cream and a nice boozy hot chocolate to top it all off! Our bellies were well and truly full and once we finally had our onesies on it was the perfect time to settle down for a cosy evening full of blogger chat and laughter…Details
Last Friday me and Emily headed up to Bristol to visit the awesome Emily from Mermaid Gossip! We were joined by the fabulous Sophie from Crown & Glory and the lovely Megan from Briar Rose and it was a night to remember! Or errr not remember, since there was a lot of wine involved! When us bloggers get together I always come away feeling so uplifted and empowered! There’s something so special about spending time with people who are in the same industry as you, it give you a huge moral boost! Here’s a few snaps of our evening together, although I must admit, I spent way more time chatting and drinking than taking photos oops!
When i first found out about Pinterest I was mesmerized, it quickly became an addiction of mine to pin everything and anything I liked on to my own boards! Quotes, home decor, prints, countries, travel dreams, you name it, I had a board for it! The more I used Pinterest the more people I followed and I soon started noticing businesses with their own accounts! DUH! I thought, why doesn’t Bespoke Bride have a Pinterest account yet?! So we created one. And the addiction started again. But soon the benefits of having a Pinterest account would become seriously apparent to us and spending time on Pinterest no longer became something to do when we were procrastinating with a cup of tea! That’s right. We were ALLOWED to spend time on Pinterest as part of our social media because it was so benefitial for us!
Here’s the thing. Pinterest is one of our top traffic sources to the blog. So if you don’t have a business Pinterest account, I suggest you make one sharpish and get it all linked up to your site!
Simply having an account isn’t enough though, you need to maximise this feature to it’s full business potential! Here’s our top tips for making your Pinterest a kick ass account with lots of followers and oodles of traffic to your site!
Tip 1: There really is nothing worse than arriving on someone’s Pinterest account who has just made a load of rubbish boards filled with mass amounts of images some good, some terrible! It’s just obvious that they’re pinning for the sake of pinning. Remember to only pin things you truly love and believe to be awesome!Details
And what a show it was! An array of talented businesses were awaiting us at Hagley Hall and little did we know just how inspired and captivated we were going to leave this wedding fair feeling!
We kicked off the day as any proper, English girls would; With a cup of tea and a scone or two at Miss Lily’s Tea Room! We were seated in a dainty little room with a fabulous 1920’s feel while we sipped down our tea ready for the afternoon ahead!